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Old 02-16-15, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
I'm not sure. Is it against Ebay's rules to clog like that?
I just saw a bunch of different frames with your link.

I thought a couple of years ago, E-Bay did, in fact, make a rule change to discourage multiple identical auctions, so it may be buried in the rules somewhere, although not necessarily heeded by everyone.

It is apparently possible to make a single ad with a choice of features like color or size, or even bulk order size rather than separate auctions for each possible option.
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Old 02-18-15, 11:22 AM
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Nothing fundamentally wrong with either the bike or the ad, but this man's hand scares me:



56cm Trek 420 Mens Road/Touring Bike

Edit: I guess we can only hope that the hand belongs to a man.
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Old 02-19-15, 09:32 AM
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I can't tell if this is wacky or awesome -- anybody recognize this "custom" carbon mtb?

[h=2] USED CUSTOM MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE$100 (SAN DIEGO)[/h]













CUSTOM CARBON FIBER FRAME MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE CHEAP ($100). SHIMANO COMPONENTS. MUST GO CONTACT
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Old 02-19-15, 09:35 AM
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Pretty cool carbon full suspension.
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Not wacky at all (except for that saddle). It's a GT LTS or a STS (I think the STS was all carbon around the head tube like the one in the CL ad).



Originally Posted by RubeRad
I can't tell if this is wacky or awesome -- anybody recognize this "custom" carbon mtb?

USED CUSTOM MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE$100 (SAN DIEGO)















CUSTOM CARBON FIBER FRAME MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE CHEAP ($100). SHIMANO COMPONENTS. MUST GO CONTACT
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Old 02-19-15, 11:23 PM
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Ahhh,
Found it
USED CUSTOM MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE

It looks like it could use a good cleaning. But, it appears to be truly unique. I'm surprised someone hasn't snapped it up for $100.

But, for some reason, the MTB world doesn't hold a lot of love for the used CF bikes. I saw a Trek Carbon Y-11, I think, a while ago also for a ridiculously low price. It would have to make a great "starter bike". Or, perhaps town bike, but I just can't get too interested in MTBs.
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I'm stealing this from another thread because somehow, according to this magazine, BBC is one of the 50 best bike shops in the country.
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Yes, I kind of want to grab it myself, even if the frame is a bust, that bike was super expensive when new and would have the highest-end components for its day.
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Old 02-20-15, 11:25 AM
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Hmm...

[h=2] Set of Bicycle Bike Tire Tyre Repair Kit Tools Patch Rubber with Porta - $20 (birmingham)[/h]

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Originally Posted by CliffordK
Ahhh,
Found it
USED CUSTOM MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SALE

It looks like it could use a good cleaning. But, it appears to be truly unique. I'm surprised someone hasn't snapped it up for $100.

But, for some reason, the MTB world doesn't hold a lot of love for the used CF bikes. I saw a Trek Carbon Y-11, I think, a while ago also for a ridiculously low price. It would have to make a great "starter bike". Or, perhaps town bike, but I just can't get too interested in MTBs.
Frame aside, there's a lot of meat on those bones. XTR brakes and shifters, White fork, Syncros stem. Is that a polished TI seatpost? Plenty of parts. Maybe people are staying away because they think it's stolen?

Edit: ^^What RubeRad said! :]
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I like this.
"Hello, I'm selling my Nishiki Road Bike. The bike itself is in very good riding condition, as I have put quite a bit of money into fixing it up since I originally purchased it 3 years ago. It needs some air in the tires, but otherwise is ready to go!"
He put a lot of money into it, but doesn't air up the tires to sell it? For $225??
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Old 02-20-15, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead
I like this.
"Hello, I'm selling my Nishiki Road Bike. The bike itself is in very good riding condition, as I have put quite a bit of money into fixing it up since I originally purchased it 3 years ago. It needs some air in the tires, but otherwise is ready to go!"
He put a lot of money into it, but doesn't air up the tires to sell it? For $225??
1983 Nishiki Road Bike for Sale
He probably didn't get a pump because he was confused about the 2 different valves...
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Originally Posted by repechage
Pretty cool carbon full suspension.
Gots to be stolen.
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Old 02-20-15, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead
I like this.
He put a lot of money into it, but doesn't air up the tires to sell it? For $225??
No FD, RD, or shift levers either.
Excellent seat angle.
Flat tires on a bike that is for sale often means it needs the tubes patched, replaced, or new tires and tubes.

It might be worth $225 if it had all the pieces and was 100% working. Otherwise???? $50?
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Old 02-20-15, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
No FD, RD, or shift levers either.
I notice that he left the inner chain ring and freewheel on though. Must be the worlds laziest hipster.
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Old 02-20-15, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Kactus
I notice that he left the inner chain ring and freewheel on though. Must be the worlds laziest hipster.
All one needs to do is install about 10 quick links in one's chain,and one can have a SS for all occasions
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
All one needs to do is install about 10 quick links in one's chain,and one can have a SS for all occasions
But he definitely loses his hipster cred.
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Old 02-20-15, 11:28 PM
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How about this one for something a bit different?
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Eddie Merckx racing bike

(The ad doesn't mention a model and gets the year wrong. It's a 2007 Eddy Merckx Carbon CHM.)

I have an (imported) original Eddie Merckx racing bike made and tested by him in 2008. It is a top of the line carbon fiber for a small ( 5'3-5'6") person. ( aproximately 50 centemeters) This entire bike is carbon fiber and only 21 pounds. ( including wheels, seat etc.) All the parts were made in Italy. It has only has 20 miles put on it and is in mint new condition. The total value of it's parts retail is 8,000. asking 1,500. Notice that the carbon design is much fancier than the just black and red they use today on bikes labeled by him, but are not tested by him .( which he did for balance and speed) The newer bikes can be made in China. True older Merckx, like this one, were made in Holland. The china version sells for 3,800.Every part on this bike was made in Italy ( Campagno etc.) Make offer, needs to be ridden! and win races of course! contact via phone posted please and NO I don't take fake cashiers checks and I DON"T reply to FAKE texts..... Please stop texting fakes to me and stop trying to rip people off..... and you know who you are and you are not local!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice bike, but...
Not top of the line.
Not built or tested by Eddy himself.
Not made in Holland.
Not $8,000 worth of components.
The asking price for this 9-year-old bike is almost what they sold for when new.
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Old 02-21-15, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75
Eddie Merckx racing bike

(The ad doesn't mention a model and gets the year wrong. It's a 2007 Eddy Merckx Carbon CHM.)



Nice bike, but...
Not top of the line.
Not built or tested by Eddy himself.
Not made in Holland.
Not $8,000 worth of components.
The asking price for this 9-year-old bike is almost what they sold for when new.
I agree he does exaggerate a bit in the description.
But it is not a bad bike.
If it is a 2008 model, that is only 7 years old.
It appears to be 10 speed.
Campy Veloce cranks does degrade from it a bit.
But, the CF brake levers, are those Chorus or Record?
I don't see any signs of wear on the brake tracks, chain, cassette, or chainrings, so either the seller has done an excellent job in cleaning and presenting, or it may well have less than 100 miles on it.

Hmmm... the Campagnolo Khamsin wheels don't appear to be the top of the line offerings.

I'm not quite sure the seat is top of the line.

Anyway, it may well be worth somewhere between $1000 and $1500 (but not $8000, unless one tallied up the full retail cost of every nut, bolt, screw, spoke, and nipple.
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I'm sure this is safe...

1988 Cannondale Road Bike

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1988 Cannondale Road Bike
Whew, that is a tall stem, with a short steer tube.

It should be safe if inserted far enough, it obviously isn't an ordinary short stem. But, it may flex a bit, especially on something like pulling for a hill climb. But, there aren't clips/clipless pedals, so perhaps the rider doesn't climb with full force.

That is a pretty tight ratio on the chainrings too.

Hopefully the seller buys a little taller bike when he/she sells this one.
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This is pretty funny~!,,,,BD

Custom Chopper bicycle over $600 to build


I even explained it, and provided a picture reference. They said the bike in the picture is not the same style, so therefore their fork should still be backwards. Why do I even bother?

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DMR Trail blades Bike Forks - I... does it come with the snake?
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Old 02-23-15, 08:56 AM
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DMR Trail blades Bike Forks - I... does it come with the snake?
Cute, but I can imagine some people who would be rather turned off by those photos.
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